The (Art) Beat goes on

Matamata Chronicle - - Motoring -

The well-named son of lit­tle known stal­lion Dodger and Maria Dal­las gained fame as the win­ner of the 1989 Great North­ern Steeple­chase – the sec­ond leg of a Great North­ern dou­ble for his rider Toby Autridge af­ter win­ning the Great North­ern Hur­dle on No­ble Her­itage two days ear­lier.

The big ch­est­nut was spot­ted as a lightly tried five year old by Paul Moroney, who be­came one of his part-own­ers while his brother Mike did the train­ing. Tum­blin’ Down was re­tired at the end of a ca­reer that pro­duced eight wins, ini­tially be­ing used as lead-horse for break­ing-in op­er­a­tions at Hin­uera Lodge and in more re­cent years as a school­mas­ter for wean­lings graz­ing at Seaton Park.

Smart race mare: Art Beat added an­other fea­ture win to her tally at Ro­torua on Satur­day.

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